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DIALKYL SULFOSUCCINATES

Products with this unspecific ingredient may be composed of any the specific substances listed below. The evidence shown is based on the most concerning group member.
Asthma/Respiratory
 
No Data, Some Concern
 
Skin Allergies &
Irritation
 
No Data, Some Concern
 
Developmental &
Reproductive Toxicity
 
No Data, Some Concern
 
Cancer
 
No Data, Some Concern
 
Environment
 
Some Concern
 
Top scoring factors: May contain ingredients with potential for general systemic/organ effects; digestive system effects; biodegradation
This unspecific ingredient, Dialkyl Sulfosuccinates, can be found in 1 product.
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Evidence

Health issue
 
Level of Concern
 
Source
DIOCTYL SODIUM SULFOSUCCINATE
The Joint FAO/WHO Expert Committee on Food Additives reports this substance decreases body weight in laboratory animals at very high doses.
Only in: Food
 
moderate
 
Joint FAO/WHO Expert Committee on Food Additives (JECFA). 1991. 723. Dioctyl sodium sulfosuccinate (DSS). WHO Food Additives Series 28.
DIOCTYL SODIUM SULFOSUCCINATE
The European Union Ecolabel program reports this substance is not anaerobically degradable.
 
some
 
Detergents Ingredients Database - EU Ecolabel
DIOCTYL SODIUM SULFOSUCCINATE
NTP Toxcast scored 0.5-1.5
 
some
 
EWG Toxcast Analysis - National Toxicology Program (NTP)
DIOCTYL SODIUM SULFOSUCCINATE
The Joint FAO/WHO Expert Committee on Food Additives reports this substance can have laxative effects in humans.
Only in: Food
 
some
 
Joint FAO/WHO Expert Committee on Food Additives (JECFA). 1991. 723. Dioctyl sodium sulfosuccinate (DSS). WHO Food Additives Series 28.
DIOCTYL SODIUM SULFOSUCCINATE
European Union Ecolabel program data shows this substance has moderate acute toxicity to aquatic life
 
low
 
Detergents Ingredients Database - EU Ecolabel
DIOCTYL SODIUM SULFOSUCCINATE
The European Union Ecolabel program reports this substance in inherently biodegradable.
 
low
 
Detergents Ingredients Database - EU Ecolabel
 
 
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